Student boycotts at San Fernando Valley State College (SFVSC, now CSUN) focused on civil rights and the Vietnam War, as they did on many college campuses throughout the United States. In this image African American students boycott, and encourage others to boycott, classes as part of their effort to implement ethnic studies programs at SFVSC. A woman holds a sign reading: IMPLEMENT BLACK AND BROWN STUDIES PROGRAM NOW. Student efforts were rewarded with the creation of the Pan-African Studies and Chicana/o Studies Departments beginning in the Fall of 1969, despite a forcible takeover of the Administration building by militant students. That takeover resulted in the arrest and prosecution of several students, and was among the darkest days in the history of the campus. Black and white photograph, 5 x 7 in.
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